USDA Forest Service photographs, 1901-1920  PDF

Overview of the Collection

United States. Forest Service
USDA Forest Service photographs
1901-1920 (inclusive)
1.25 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
PH 017
The USDA Forest Service Photographs consist of 26 official Bureau of Forestry images documenting work projects and landscape in national forests of Oregon and Washington. It is of interest for its documentation of the early years of the organization and for the forests depicted.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Additional Reference Guides

See the Current Collection Guide for detailed description and requesting options.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is a Federal agency that manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. It was established by Congress in 1905 to provide quality water and timber for the nation's benefit. In addition to natural resources for production, the Forest Service lands provide recreational areas as "America's great outdoors."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of 26 prints on official mounts. The names of the photographers appear on almost every image, and occasionally full information about the image capture is also provided.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Forests and forestry--Oregon
  • Forests and forestry--Washington (State)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Gelatin silver prints
  • Photographic prints